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Hardwood floors are typically made to be durable, long-lasting, and beautiful. But the second you spill water on hardwood floors, they’re prone to become warped and may face permanent damage. Luckily, you may be able to repair your water damaged hardwood floors, depending on the extent of the damage and how quickly you are to act.
The first thing you should do is assess the extent of the damage. How much water is on your hardwood floors? As soon as you notice a leak or water that’s spilled on your hardwood flooring, dry up any remaining moisture and allow your floors to dry to minimize any damage. If you only have a little water on your hardwood floors, you should be able to clean your hardwood floors yourself with a cloth or water vacuum.
However, it can take months for your water damaged wood floors and subfloors to completely dry. Have a professional flooring company check for any remaining water damage before you opt to have your floors refinished.
Do you have a lot of water on your hardwood floors? If you do, you may need more extensive wood flooring repairs from a professional flooring company. At Elegant Floor Service, we can use industrial-sized fans to dry the subfloor, preventing any more permanent damage to your floor’s infrastructure. Be sure to contact us immediately—the longer water stays on your hardwood floor, the more damage it can cause. However if you notice any mold in your space, which can result from the water damage, contact a mold removal specialist before you do any wood flooring repairs.
After we fix your water damaged wood floors, we can also provide hardwood refinishing services. Call us for wood flooring repairs or finishing if you live in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia.